For some reason, people have gotten the idea that it is impossible to grow a garden in an apartment-style setting. If you know folks who think like that, give them the GOOD NEWS that they can, indeed, have a great apartment garden! Here is the bad news: there is no bad news. With a little bit of research and a lot of hard work and plenty of creativity, you can grow just about whatever kind of garden you want to grow. We’ll give you some easy ideas and tips you can follow, so you can enjoy a nice, enjoyable indoors garden.
Figure Out Where to Place the Plants
Container gardening is practically the only kind of gardening that will work when you don’t have a yard or a lot of room. It’s simply a matter if identifying spots around your home where you can put plants you’ve potted into different sized containers, such as ceramic pots, plastic containers, boxes, and bins.
As you plant each container with a plant, put a label out the outside, so you will remember what the plant is. Just like with any garden, different plants have different needs. Part of taking care of your plants is giving each one the care and attention they demand. Labeling them properly will make that task easier.
Choosing the Right Container
Another precaution is to choose containers that will allow your plants to grow. Your instinct might be to choose small containers because your living area is not very spacious. This is not the best thing to do, though. You need to pick containers or pots that are somewhat larger. This will allow them to take root in their new container and grow and thrive. When the container is too small, the root systems don’t usually stay healthy and the plant has a smaller chance of surviving.
The garden center in your town will usually have experienced people who can give you advice on container plants. Gardening is usually their specialty and they have a multitude of experience about the different types of plants. Simply explain your situation – that you have limited space indoors only, but you want to have as nice a garden as you can. They can help you choose plants that will grow the best in your home and advise you which ones to avoid. They’ll be able to help you save space but still grow a healthy and thriving garden. The ways in which to have a beautiful, successful garden, even in limited spaces, are numerous.
Many folks have beautiful gardens in their homes without the benefit of a balcony or patio. The trick is to do your homework, do your planning and practice some patience. It may take some trial and error to create your perfect garden but, it will happen. However, given enough time and work, your garden will flourish and bring you much enjoyment. The next step? Get out there and get started!